Nose Augmentation Service Introduction

Nose Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Are you thinking about surgery to make your nasal bridge more prominent or your tip more projected and defined? When performed by a specialist, augmentation rhinoplasty creates high satisfaction is patients who have the proper expectations of what can be achieved surgically. Bioscor  Plastic Surgeon Dr Yang Yong is a highly trained and specialized Vancouver rhinoplasty surgeon, who focuses much of his practice on nasal surgery. He has extensive experience with the grafts and implants that are used to augment the nose. Augmentation rhinoplasty is often, but not always requested by Asian patients, who desire more bridge and tip definition.

Benefits of augmentation rhinoplasty

  • increased height of the nasal bridge
  • more definition of the bridge on front view
  • sometimes performed with alar base reduction to narrow the nostrils
  • increased definition of the tip

How augmentation rhinoplasty is performed
The underlying nasal framework is exposed through small incisions inside the nose and sometimes in the columellar skin.  The nose can be augmented with the patient’s own cartilage (if available) using septal cartilage grafts or a nasal implant.  Common materials for implants include Gortex or soft silicone.  The nasal tip often requires augmentation as well and this is may be done with  the patient’s own cartilage, harvested from the ear or septum. Once these modifications are complete the skin settles back onto the augmented nasal framework and the internal incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches.